New ‘Sommeliers Australia D&I – ASI Diploma Scholarship’ for women/non-binary sommeliers

Ahead of the 2022 ‘International ASI Diploma for Sommelier’, Sommeliers Australia is offering two women/non-binary* Professional members – working as sommeliers – the opportunity to take part in the ASI Diploma through the newly introduced Sommeliers Australia D&I – ASI Diploma Scholarship. Developed to support the further education and career progression of women/non-binary sommeliers in … Continued

Women & Leadership Australia Scholarships – applications now open

Sommeliers Australia is pleased to share this scholarship opportunity for women in the hospitality sector, provided by Women & Leadership Australia. Women & Leadership Australia provides world-class leadership development programs for emerging, middle, and senior women leaders. These programs bring together the latest in leadership theory and practice with a focus on applied learning and … Continued

Applications open: 2021 Wine Industry Mentor Program

The Wine Industry Mentor Program is proudly supported by Wine Communicators of Australia, The University of Adelaide, Wine Australia and the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology. The Wine Industry Mentor Program, which pairs early career wine sector professionals with respected wine sector leaders, is expanding into all areas of the wine industry. This year the program includes wine business, wine marketing, … Continued

WSET Asia Pacific Bursary Fund – Applications now open

As part of our commitment to advancing education and training in wines, spirits and sake, WSET Asia Pacific Limited has established a bursary fund to help potential students in the Asia Pacific region* who would otherwise be unable to take a WSET qualification. Applicants for the WSET APAC Bursary Fund (the “Bursary Fund”) must be … Continued

Announcing the Golden Vines Diversity Scholarship

Sommeliers Australia is delighted to share that the Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships, Internship & Mentorship Programmes – offered by Liquid Icons, the Gerard Basset Wine Education Charitable Foundation and major sponsor Taylor’s Port – is accepting applications until Friday 16 April. The Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships, Internship & Mentorship Programmes will fund two aspiring students … Continued

2020 Len Evans Tutorial held over until 2021

With too much uncertainty around interstate travel in the second half of 2020, it has been decided the Len Evans Tutorial will not go ahead in 2020. Applicants who have submitted for 2020 will not need to reapply for 2021 but will have the opportunity to update their proposals or CVs. The 2021 Len Evans … Continued

Supporting our industry: announcing the Hospitality Education Grant

With on-premise venues being forced to close their doors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Sommeliers Australia is pleased to announce its support of the hard-hit hospitality industry through the development of the Hospitality Education Grant. The Hospitality Education Grant aims to help keep morale high by giving hospitality professionals the opportunity to increase their wine … Continued

UPDATE – 2021 New Zealand Wine Sommelier Scholarship

16 April – UPDATE Due to the global impact of COVID-19 and the implications for the international on-premise community, the New Zealand Wine Sommelier Scholarship has been postponed this year. This is very much a postponement, not a cancellation, and we look forward to welcoming the next cohort of international “Sommiteers” to New Zealand as … Continued

Announcing 2019 Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship

Applications open until 5pm, Friday 12 July   Held every three years, the Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship is scheduled to take place on 12-14 August this year. This 3-day education programme is offered to ensure that the next generation of sommeliers receive the training and support required to successfully advance in the profession. Twelve selected … Continued

Announcing 2019 NZ Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship

– APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN –   New Zealand Winegrowers and Sommeliers Australia are excited to announce that applications for the 2019 NZ Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship are now open for Australian applicants, with the addition of a new ‘One to Watch’ category created for emerging talent in the industry.   First launched in association with Sommeliers Australia … Continued